Q&A with Actress Tatiana Wechsler

(Photo: Sub/Urban Photography, Makeup/Hair: Alex Rivera) Meet Tatiana Wechsler! She’s a talented, charismatic actress who commands the stage with great personality, and melds into her roles with naturalistic charm and grace, a megawatt smile, and a lovely voice! I recently discovered her at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, where she’s currently performing as …

Holiday Traditions Renewed: Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic

As a Rockettes alumnae, my holiday traditions are indelibly inked by Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center: the Christmas Spectacular, and all the joyous holiday trimmings along Fifth Avenue's department stores, the Christmas tree, and the skating rink. On Manhattan's Upper West Side, the New York Philharmonic's been throwing its own holiday tradition with …

The Magic of the Holidays: Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018 Photo Recap

Have you read my critical review of this year's Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall? If not, start here, and then enjoy my photo recap below! Since 1933, the annual holiday show has thrilled international tourists and New York locals alike, staged live from Manhattan’s iconic Art Deco gem in Rockefeller …

The Magic of the Holidays: The Radio City Rockettes 2018 Christmas Spectacular Review

New York City's performing arts has its old guard and its new, but there's one show that mixes it into a beautiful mélange: the Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Since 1933, the annual holiday show has thrilled global tourists and New York locals alike -- young and old, newbies and …

Arthur Mitchell: Farewell to a Ballet Legend and a Color-Barrier Breaker

On today's passing of the virtuoso ballerino, Arthur Mitchell, it's important to understand the deeply-exclusionary history of American dance in order to appreciate the enormity of his legacy, how he re-charted the stars, and the tremendous debt that African American pioneers – particularly performers like myself – owe him. My own milestone as the first …

Movie Night at The NY Philharmonic! Art of the Score: There Will Be Blood

It's an easy sell: I like movies, I like movie soundtracks, and I like live music. I mean, who doesn't? With the New York Philharmonic's "Art of the Score" series, the historic Manhattan symphonic org has struck programming gold. Under last night night's rain at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, I took-in a sold-out screening …